Faculty and Researchers

Biology and Life Sciences

Physiology

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Physiology.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

KAGAWA Nao

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
Fish Physiology, Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

What controls the wide range of behaviors we see in animals? Focusing on the genes that develop in the brain, the center of behavior, fish are used to conduct research into the mechanisms that control behavior.

MORIYAMA Ryutaro

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Laboratory of Environmental Physiology
Reproductive Biology, Physiology, Neuroendocrinology

Organisms have adopted characteristics suitable to their habitat so that they can survive individually and so that their species can carry on. Research is conducted into the mechanisms of how factors such as changes in nutritional conditions and internal and external stress control reproductive functions.

OTSUKA Airi

Position
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
Nutrition, Food Functional Science, Physiology

Social stress is a form of mental stress associated with human relationships that underlies the pathogenesis of mental disorders such as depression. We examine the effect of nutritional approach to social stress and explain the mechanism of reducing psychosocial stress by food.